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Hello 2019 | The Geocaching Junkie

New Year’s Resolutions. Three words that immediately make me feel anxious. Every year I make them and more often than not, I don’t achieve most of them. At the start of 2018, I shared four geocaching goals for the year. Looking back on them now, I can only laugh at how spectacularly I failed. In… Read More Hello 2019 | The Geocaching Junkie

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18 Memorable Moments in 2018 | The Geocaching Junkie

What a year it’s been! In geocaching terms, this has been my most cache-light year, with a find rate of 0.5 per day. The first 4 months of the year were dominated by morning sickness (which isn’t just for mornings, as I found out the hard way!). Trying to muster up the enthusiasm to go… Read More 18 Memorable Moments in 2018 | The Geocaching Junkie

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8 Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas for Geocachers | The Geocaching Junkie

Since 2015 I’ve collated Christmas gift guides for geocachers, with an exhaustive list of ideas included in my 2017 guide. The gift suggestions are still relevant now so it remains a good idea repository if you’re struggling to come up with something special for the geocacher in your life. So I thought to myself, what… Read More 8 Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas for Geocachers | The Geocaching Junkie

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The Geo-Tourist’s Guide to Europe’s First Geocache (GC43) | The Geocaching Junkie

Since Europe’s First (GC43) is hidden in my hometown of Bray in north County Wicklow, I often receive requests for information and advice from geocachers planning to visit Ireland to target the famous cache. I always enjoy hearing from geocachers the world over who are planning on making the pilgrimage to Bray to make this… Read More The Geo-Tourist’s Guide to Europe’s First Geocache (GC43) | The Geocaching Junkie

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Chronicling C.S. Lewis in Belfast | The Geocaching Junkie

There are few books from my childhood that stick out in my memory. I spent hours getting lost in Enid Blyton’s Faraway Tree series and being equally enthralled and terrified reading Roald Dahl’s The Witches. My favourite stories by far, though, were The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. I must have read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe… Read More Chronicling C.S. Lewis in Belfast | The Geocaching Junkie

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7 Things You’ll Know if You’ve Done a Geocaching Streak | The Geocaching Junkie

In case you’re wondering what a geocaching streak is, I should start by assuring you that it has nothing to do with geocaching in your birthday suit. If you were hoping for some geo-nudity, you may not find what you seek by reading on, though this blog post about nude geocaching might be more your… Read More 7 Things You’ll Know if You’ve Done a Geocaching Streak | The Geocaching Junkie

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Emer’s First Geocache | The Geocaching Junkie

On 30th August at 9:59am, we welcomed our daughter Emer in to the world. Nineteen days later, we are still getting to know each other and finding our way as a family of three. While we haven’t managed to make it to a geocaching event yet – we’re still working our time management – we… Read More Emer’s First Geocache | The Geocaching Junkie

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Virtual Reward Caches: One Year On | The Geocaching Junkie

On 24th August 2017, Geocaching HQ announced the release of Virtual Rewards, whereby selected geocachers were given the chance to create new virtuals. Virtual caches were ‘grandfathered’ in 2005, meaning no new caches of this type could be created, but those already in existence could continue on. According to the Geocaching Help Center, the option… Read More Virtual Reward Caches: One Year On | The Geocaching Junkie

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8 Things I’ve Learned in 5 years of Geocaching | The Geocaching Junkie

On 25th August 2013, I somewhat sceptically found my first ever geocache in my hometown of Bray, Co Wicklow. From the moment I put my hand on that bottle-top micro and dubiously asked “is this it?”, I was hooked. In a lot of ways – and at the risk of sounding a tad dramatic – geocaching… Read More 8 Things I’ve Learned in 5 years of Geocaching | The Geocaching Junkie

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9 Tips to Improve Your Travel Photography | The Geocaching Junkie

A keen interest in photography is one of the many gifts that geocaching has given me. In 2014 – my first full year of being a geocacher – I uploaded 900 photographs to a Facebook album entitled ‘Geocaching 2014’. I started this blog at the end of that year, and my passing interest quickly became… Read More 9 Tips to Improve Your Travel Photography | The Geocaching Junkie